Today is Flag Day!

PamBuda2016It’s June 14 already?  Here in the US we celebrate June 14 as Flag Day, so who better to check in with than Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts!  Here’s a peek at her recent blog post – I thought this photo in particular captures the spirit of the day.  Read more about Pam’s work-in-progress, Lady Liberty…

StarSpangledBothStacked…and be sure to make plans for Pam’s newest BOM, STAR SPANGLED LIBERTY! You’ll love her two options for the center row and her distinctive vertical “quilter’s flag” down the left side.  Pam also includes American anecdotal history about our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance, Old Glory flag facts, and about Betsy Ross, who played an epic role in the birth of the new nation.

The 9-month program begins in September!  Quilt size: 74-1/2″ x 78″

Learn more about Flag Day!

Trending at Market: Butterflies!

DeirdreWoolButterflyIt looks like one of the top themes emerging from Spring Quilt Market was Butterflies!  So we had to share this gorgeous interpretation of the trend by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts.  What sets her look apart from the rest?  The stunning mix of wool applique on cotton prints, more specifically the Marcus WOOL COLLECTION paired with INTRIGUE prints by Nancy Rink. Deirdre named the quilt pattern, “Borboleta,” the Portuguese word for “butterfly”.

“When I first saw the bright wools at Market last May (2015), I thought “butterfly sampler” so I have been waiting a while to have time to make it. The wools are just divine, the colours so beautiful and the quality of the fabric is first class. The wools combine so beautifully with the Intrigue prints “
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Did You Catch Sarah on the McCall’s Quilting Blog?

With all of the pre-Quilt Market craze here in the office last week, this one got past me, and maybe you missed it too, so I figured it presented a great excuse for a second REVVED UP RETRO giveaway (as if we need an excuse)! Enjoy… —  lisa

Last week our friends at McCall’s Quilting interviewed Sarah Maxwell about her queen size quilt pattern, Cross It Out, is featured in the June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. 

Comment below now through Tuesday, May 31 for your chance to win this REVVED UP RETRO 5″ charm pack!

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ICYMI: Victoria at The City Quilter

In case you weren’t among the many attendees lucky enough to take in a FREE Victoria Findlay Wolfe lecture at The City Quilter last week, we’ve got a few key images for you…

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She showed off some of her latest quilt designs featuring MOSTLY MANOR, her debut collection for Studio 37 Fabrics, and discussed her next collection, MEADOW STORM (coming to quilt shops soon!)

Victoria’s Fabric Sneak-Peek!

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We’re thrilled to have Victoria Findlay Wolfe as a part of our designer community, especially with the upcoming release of her second collection for Studio 37 Fabrics.  It’s called  MEADOW STORM.  Look for it online May 1, and in quilt shops in August…for now, here’s a quick sneak-peek:

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She says, “For MEADOW STORM, I included my typical mix of interesting modern and eclectic prints…fabrics that can do some of the work for you.  I love the large stripes that can be fussy cut for dramatic modern looks.  Sun Shower polka dots in four colors, because I can’t make a quilt without a dot!  I added in the bold black and white Manor Stripe, after many requests from my last line, MOSTLY MANOR.  I look forward to using it with the more saturated color prints, like Misty and the main floral, Perennial, to add instant movement to even simple blocks.”     — Victoria

ALSO, In Case You Missed It: Here’s the link to Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s recent chat with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio!  She discusses a bit of her quilt design process, her fabric design inspiration, and that great article in APQ’s April issue!

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Karen Styles Comes to Quilt Week

KarenStylesIf you’re planning to attend Quilt Week in Paducah (April 19-23, 2016), register now for one (or both!) of Karen’s events, sponsored by our friends at Paper Pieces, the experts in English paper piecing!  Choose from her Robin’s Nest workshop on Wednesday, April 20…

or her Okehampton workshop (shown below) on Tuesday, April 19

Learn the great techniques Karen uses in her designs for Somerset Patchwork and more! Interested?  Call 1-800-337-1537 or stop by the Hexie House for more information on these workshop/lectures.  Have fun!

Win a “Book & Bundle” Giveaway from Marcus Fabrics and C&T Publishing!

CONTEST EXTENDED thru MONDAY, April 4, 2016!

 

We’re partnering with C&T Publishing to celebrate the release of Stashbusters!, the new book by Marcus fabric designers Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith.  If you subscribe to the Marcus and/or C&T email lists, you might have already received our email messages,  providing you with TWO great opportunities to win a “Book & Bundle” prize.  So, leave your comment below, now through Friday, April 1.  Winners will be chosen on Monday, April 4.

Win a "Book & Bundle" Giveaway from Marcus Fabrics and C&T Publishing!

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In keeping with the creative, “stash” theme of the book, we’re putting together a bundle that represents various Marcus designers!  We’ll choose one winner, and our friends at C&T will do the same, so you’ll have double the chance to win… Good Luck!

COMMENT BELOW!

(And while you’re here, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our blog, too!)

Look Who’s in Craft Ideas Magazine Now!

Susan Cousineau shares several adorable MAGICAL MERMAID projects in the Spring 2016 issue of Craft Ideas magazine!  Just minutes ago this landed on my desk, and it’s on sale now. Even better, we’ve partnered with Craft Ideas to bring you the chance at a terrific fabric giveaway including the 1-yard panel and 10 FQ coordinates!!  Just visit their giveaway page and register for your chance.

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MermaidCOMPKnown mostly for her McCall’s and Kwik Sew craft and sewing patterns, Susan recently launched her Lollipop Rainbow fabric brand for Studio 37 Fabrics with a whimsical mermaid fairy motif. These adorable prints work beautifully on their own, or paired with the panel design. The pink/aqua/yellow palette is sure to delight true “girly girls” of all ages!

Come Stitch with Us in Booth 630…

Our first charity quilt block was completed and submitted by Kayla, showing off her handiwork here with Victoria.  If you’re in Pasadena, stop by and sew up an easy block by hand, to be combined with others into Marcus charity quilts for ALS!  We’ve got fully stocked sewing stations, and by stitching and submitting a block, you’ll be entered into a FREE DRAWING for one of three Studio 37 Gift Baskets!!  Come join us…

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The QuiltCon “Judge’s Choice” Award Goes to…

VictoriaHeadshotGreyCongratulations to our own Victoria Findlay Wolfe, whose gorgeous “Mr. Swirl E. Bones” took the Judge’s Choice award at QuiltCon this morning!  Judge Scott Murkin chose Victoria’s 94″ x 94″ design, which was entered into the Modern Traditional category.

Congratulations, Victoria!!  ; )  We’re proud to have you as part of our Studio 37 Fabrics design community!

Mr. Swirl E. Bones, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2015
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